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November, 2023


Gurpurab/Guru Nanak Jayanti Celebrations at the Guru Nanak Gurudwara

Guru Nanak Gurudwara invites the Las Vegas community to celebrate Gurpurab/Guru Nanak Jayanti on Sunday, December 3rd, at the Guru Nanak Gurudwara. On this auspicious occasion, there will be a ground-breaking ceremony for the Gurudwara building on the expansive acreage the Gurudwara has acquired over the years. Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurpurab, also known as Guru Nanak Dev Ji Prakash Utsav, celebrates the birth of the first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak, one of the most celebrated and important Sikh gurus and the founder of Sikhism. What: Gurpurab/Guru Nanak Jayanti Celebrations When: Friday & Saturday,Read More

Vijay Amritraj Foundation Brings Charity Golf Tournament to Las Vegas. Ethical Spending Questions Popped Up .

Vijay Amritraj, a well-known former tennis pro from India, is bringing his foundation’s charity golf tournament to Las Vegas to raise funds for health care and other related programs in rural India. The fundraiser and a golf tournament are scheduled on Sunday, December 10, with a dinner meeting at Chica Restaurant at the Venetian Resort, followed by a golf tournament on Monday, December 11, at the Anthem Country Club in Henderson. The fundraiser ends with a gala dinner at Aria Hotel on the strip with a featured comedian, Russel Peters.Read More

Hindu Mandir Board Addresses Community Concerns

In an ongoing tug-of-war between the group of community members and the Hindu administration, the Board has addressed the community concerns. In early September, engaged community members wrote an open letter to the Mandir Board concerning day-to-day administration. The Board called a town hall meeting to listen to the community, with nearly 100 public members in attendance. They were given 2 minutes individually to address their concerns, questions, and comments. Per the feedback, some attendees came prepared with their speeches and thoughts on issues impacting the Mandir, while others spoke extemporaneously. At the meeting,Read More

South Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas’s Community Outreach Dinner Exceeds Expectations

The South Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas (SABA-LV) held an event on Thursday, November 16, 2023, to promote law as a career for minority families with school/college age children. The Latino Bar Association and the Asian Bar Association joined SABA-LV in hosting the event. The event was well attended by families in the Las Vegas community. Several prominent judges and important members of the legal community attended. The event was also well attended by attorneys, law students, and college students. Eric Kohli, president of SABA-LV, welcomed the attendees andRead More

Can karmic retribution or fear of God deter people from wrong deeds? – Guest Author Sulekh Jain, Ph.D.

Conventional deterrents like the police force and the military employed by societies have failed to stop crime and violence. What can? Throughout human history, violence and crime have been an unfortunate reality. Wars have been a recurring phenomenon. Civilization may have advanced but incidents of murder, rape, looting, and human trafficking have not abated. Terrorism is a new menace. The non-violent crimes – which do harm others – of cheating, scamming, adulteration, and smuggling have only gone up. Deterrents that Society Employs Every society places a high value on theRead More

Fund Raiser – Shelley Berkley for Las Vegas Mayor

Hindu Mandir Seeks Members of the Executive Committee for 2024-2025

Message from Hindu and Jain Temple of Las Vegas As we approach December 2023, we acknowledge that the current tenure of our respected Executive Committee is drawing to a close. We, the Board of Trustees, alongside the temple management and our broader community, humbly express our deep appreciation for the Executive Committee’s dedication. Their selfless service has been pivotal in fostering our temple’s and community’s growth over the past two years. We are now inviting nominations for the Executive Committee positions for the term commencing January 1, 2024, through December 31,Read More

State Bar of Nevada Awards $50,000 Grant to South Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas

The Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada is pleased to announce a $50,000 IDEA Grant to the South Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas. The IDEA Grants are awarded for program initiatives that advance the state bar’s mission and strategic goals. The funds will be used for numerous Student Support Programs with scholarships to attract minority students, especially South Asian students, to a career in law. Additionally, there will be scholarships for minority undergrads taking LSAT, minority community events, and extra-curricular events for minority law students. “We areRead More

Global Charity Foundation Inspires Underserved Children with Educational Program

In an ongoing effort to raise funds for educating the local underserved Southern Nevada children, the Global Charity Foundation (GCF) had its’ inaugural golf tournament to support the Nevada Student Achievement Program. Additionally, the GCF held its summer soiree to honor the remarkable milestones achieved by students and the generosity of its donors and supporters. The Foundation founder and President, Las Vegan, Dr. Reeta Thukral, extends her heartfelt gratitude to the generous donors who have become integral to the Global Charity Foundation’s journey. She is deeply thankful for the unwavering support fueling herRead More

State Bar of Nevada Appoints Swadeep Nigam to Clients’ Security Fund Committee

State Bar of Nevada is pleased to announce the appointment of Swadeep Nigam as a public member to their Clients’ Security Fund Committee.  The bar established the Clients’ Security fund to help reimburse those clients who have sustained a monetary loss as the result of a dishonest act of a bar member. On the rare occasions when a lawyer misappropriates or mishandles client funds, the Clients’ Security Fund steps in to honor the debt through whole or partial reimbursement. The Committee comprises twelve members appointed by the Board of Governors;Read More